TERRY TRAVELS AS BLUES TOUCH DOWN

Posted on: Wed 13 Feb 2013

The Blues have arrived in the Czech Republic ahead of tomorrow night's Europa League clash against Sparta Prague, and manager Rafael Benitez has a 19-man squad to select from.

Aside from long-term absentee Oriol Romeu, the manager is shorn of the services of four players, with David Luiz and Demba Ba joining John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses on the unavailable list.

The Brazilian, who returned to the side in Saturday's 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic having missed the previous three matches, is serving a suspension after picking up three yellow cards.

Ba, meanwhile, who was an unused substitute at the weekend, is cup-tied for the game having already represented former club Newcastle United earlier in the competition.

Both Mikel and Moses helped Nigeria to Africa Cup of Nations success on Sunday.

Captain John Terry missed the Wigan game due to an inflammation of his knee but has travelled, as has Gary Cahill who came off against Wigan, while youngster Nathan Ake, who featured for the Under-21s on Monday in their 2-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers, also makes the trip.

Benitez and a player will address the media later this evening, before the players undergo a training session at the Generali Arena.